New Addington could provide Muslim sect with base for new mosque

Source: croydonadvertiser.co.uk

MOVING IN? Ahmad Sharif, centre, is head of the Shirley branch of the Ahmaddiya Muslim group, who are considering New Addington as a base Picture: Grant Melton

MOVING IN? Ahmad Sharif, centre, is head of the Shirley branch of the Ahmaddiya Muslim group, who are considering New Addington as a base Picture: Grant Melton

NEW ADDINGTON could be on course to get its first mosque, with local leaders of a minority Muslim sect considering the area for a new base.

The Shirley branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is looking to open a new base and considers New Addington a good proposition thanks to a growing Ahmadi community there.

Founded in northern India in the late 19th century, the international Ahmaddiya movement has a large mosque in Morden as well as one in West Croydon.

Mr Ahmad Sharif is head of the Shirley branch of the Ahmaddiya Muslim group. The group i slooking for a new base somewhere in Croydon.   image: L to R  Mr Ahmad Sharif(front) with other members in Mosque Picture Credit Grant Melton/copyright

Mr Ahmad Sharif is head of the Shirley branch of the Ahmaddiya Muslim group. The group i slooking for a new base somewhere in Croydon.
image: L to R Mr Ahmad Sharif(front) with other members in Mosque
Picture Credit Grant Melton/copyright

Its Shirley branch chairman, Ahmad Sharif, said the group would be keen to get a site in New Addington, but is also looking further afield such as in Addington, Shirley and South Croydon.

He said: “We have quite a few members living in New… Read more: croydonadvertiser.co.uk

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